I am currently in the first of two proofing processes for the paperback version of On a Sphere’s Edge.
I am quite pleased with the printer’s work and their proofing methods. I have elected to make some changes to the cover; minor tweaks to some of the back cover language, and an improved background image.
As for the interior text, so far it looks wonderful. I have one punctuation change I see at this point, but overall, the interior text looks spot on.
Independent, self-publishing is quite a thing – steps upon steps, consideration after consideration. As a writer, you think about writing, you don’t think about covers, back covers, pricing margins, advertising, and the myriad little things that go into turning your writing into a book. It is a learning experience to say the least. Fortunately, Sphere’s Edge is giving me that experience so I will be better prepared for my next, bigger work (The Curmudgeon Code) and the works that will follow. Yes, there is already a third novel, non-fiction, in the works.
If you are thinking about self-publishing, consider Outskirts Press. So far, I am very pleased with them. But be aware of what you are getting into. If you are considering writing a book to make the big bucks, forget it. On a Sphere’s Edge will wholesale for 10 bucks, and retail for $20.95, out of which I will make a whopping $1.00. That said, if you feel a need to express and have your thoughts available for others to read, an outfit like Outskirts Press is a great way to go.
The On a Sphere’s Edge paperback is only weeks away.